single vineyard in the municipality of Traisen in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. It is named after the rocky head of the 327-metre-high Rotenfels, which, with a wall height of 202 metres and a length of 1,200 metres, has the largest steep face north of the Alps. This rock massif encloses the small plateau, which is surrounded by protective walls, like an amphitheatre. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Nahe valley. The south-facing vineyard at 120 to 140 metres above sea level with a 35 to 45% slope covers only 1.5 hectares. The weathered soil consists of slope debris and stony-gritty loam with little fine soil. Only Riesling is cultivated here. The Dr. Crusius and Gut Hermannsberg wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
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